“Can We Make It Look Like Pan’s Labyrinth?”

In your daydreams, your yard is a place for fabulous garden parties where you serve guests tri-colored salad greens and cocktails embellished with bouquets of edible flowers, all of which sprung straight from your little patch of earth below.

Wiping the drool away, what’s really lurking past the window looks more like the set of Sanford and Son with patches of dead, straw-like grass and ripped up lawn furniture that never seems to make it out on Bulk Trash Day.

There’s a solution to your woes: During “Designing, Creating & Maintaining Your Home Landscape” at Mounts Botanical Gardens (531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach), you can get the home association off your back and get a little self satisfaction to boot. This multi-segment course on landscaping will run through design principles, suitable plants for the South Florida environment, water conservation, and more. Tonight’s class is the first of four, and it runs from 6-9 p.m. The workshop costs $60, and registration is required. Call 561-233-1757, or visit www.mounts.org.
Wed., April 2, 2008

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